Sections of this policy
- What are cookies and how do they work?
- Types of cookies and how we use them
- Website cookie acceptance
- How to manage and delete cookies
- Changes to this Policy
- Contact us (including complaints)
What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop and/or mobile device, that contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users, they also include technologies such as scripts, tags, web beacons and pixels (we’ll refer to all of these as cookies in this policy). They are widely used and help to provide you with relevant and personalised content and advertising, and help make websites work more efficiently. Your browser sends cookies back to the website every time you visit, so it can recognise you and can tailor what you see on the screen.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of cookies and how we use them
Information supplied by cookies helps us build a picture of how people interact with the website, and how we can improve it. Types of cookies we use include:
Essential / strictly necessary cookies – some cookies are essential so you can move around the website(s) and use its features, including for example saving incomplete webforms. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or to remember where you’ve been on the Internet.
Functionality cookies – these remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages, and enabling social media components, like Facebook and Twitter.
Performance cookies (for analytics) – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They keep track of what pages and links are popular and are performing well so we can make improvements and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications.
Third party cookies – we also use some tools on our pages from social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, and third parties such as YouTube. They also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address and the website you arrived from. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.
Name of cookie
Website cookie acceptance
How to manage and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device. You may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more explanation of how cookies work.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
Changes to this Policy
Contact us (including complaints)
If you have any questions or concerns (including complaints) about this Policy or about the way in which your personal information is being used please let us know by contacting us in the following ways:
49, rue de Ponthieu
In each instance, please ask for or address your communication to the Data Protection Officer.
You are entitled to make a complaint at any time to the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), the French regulatory authority for data privacy (https://www.cnil.fr/fr/services-en-ligne). We are always grateful for the opportunity to resolve your concerns before you approach the CNIL, so appreciate if you would contact us in the first instance.
This Policy was last updated on 3 March 2020.